Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Greens and Herbs

Jerusalem artichokes are the misnamed underground tubers of a native American sunflower; they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and are not at all related to artichokes. In season in the late fall, they are quite fitting at for Thanksgiving dinner. Those who haven’t had them will find them surprising and exotic. 

Jícama Salad with Oranges and Watercress

This colorful and crunchy salad is a perfect way to dress up a harvest meal. Jícama (pronounced HIC-uh-ma), once confined to the southwest, has recently become far easier to find in produce sections everywhere, especially in the fall. If you can’t find jicama, use a large, crisp turnip. From Great American Vegetarian* by Nava Atlas. 

Pear and Toasted Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This salad has flavors that speak fall to me—pears, walnuts, bitter greens and cranberries. You can substitute other dried fruit if you like. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment.*

Green Chili Cornbread

This moist, chili-flavored cornbread is an ideal companion to bean dishes, stews, and other hearty fare. From Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas.

Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton

What I like most about Dreena’s books, in addition to the great food photography, is that she doesn’t rehash the same familiar recipes you find in a lot of other cookbooks.  Plus, while her recipes sometimes call for ingredients you may not have used before, they remain simple to prepare and even unfamiliar ingredients can […]

Sweet Potato-Spelt Biscuits

These vegan sweet potato biscuits are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth. Contributed by Cathe Olson, from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.*

Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

At this point in her cookbook writing career, I think Isa could put out a book titled 137 Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts and it would not only be a best seller, but a favorite on vegan message boards everywhere (Really. Her roasted brussels sprouts recipe is great.). After the success of Vegan with a Vengeance,* Vegan Cupcakes Take […]

Virginia Peanut Soup

Admittedly rich, this Southern-style peanut soup has an intense and unusual flavor. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian by Nava Atlas.